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Thursday, Sep 9, 2010

Hyde to host New Britain Museum trip

The Hyde Collection’s Travel Committee announces plans for a day trip to New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut on Thursday, October 14, 2010.

Erin Coe, deputy director and chief curator of The Hyde, will lead the trip. The New Britain Museum of American Art, the nation’s oldest institution devoted to American art, boasts a collection of more than 5,000 works from the eighteenth century to the present, including works from the Colonial period, the Hudson River School, genre painting, American Impressionists, the Ashcan School, works by early modernists, and contemporary art. Among its holdings are many works by artists represented in The Hyde Collection: Albert Bierstadt, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Willard Metcalf, Frederick Frieseke, and Childe Hassam. Special exhibitions on view during the Hyde trip will feature M.C. Escher, John Rappleye in the New/Now Gallery, and Nantucket Lightship Baskets.

Coe will lead small group tours at the New Britain Museum that will focus on selected works in the museum’s permanent collection. Travelers will also have ample time to explore the museum’s extraordinary collection on their own, as well as visit the museum store. A buffet lunch is included and will be served in a private room at the museum.

Buses will depart Queensbury from Northway Exit 19 at 7:00 am and will pick up additional passengers at Exit 15 at 7:30 am and at Exit 8 at 8:00 am. Travelers are expected to return between 6:30 and 7:30 pm, depending on their exit location. The cost per person, which includes motorcoach transportation, lunch, admission, and tours, is $94 for Hyde members and $119 for all others. The reservation deadline for this trip is Thursday, September 30, 2010.

For additional details or to make a reservation, contact Dede Potter, membership manager at The Hyde Collection, at 518-792-1761, ext. 13 or email dpotter@hydecollection.org.


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